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Tiger and Tiger Tale in Wuhan
Area : JiangAnQu
Address : Wuhan Zhongnan Theater
Venue : Wuhan Zhongnan Theater
Begin Date : Sep 11, 2015
End Date : Sep 12, 2015
Detail Time : Sept 11-12th 19:30
Free : No
Price : 200 RMB
Freq. : Multi-day event

  • Date:   2015.09.11-12  19:30
  •              2015.09.12     14:30 (Children’s Edition)
  • Venue:  Wuhan Zhongnan Theater,Wuhan
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Date Price Categories (RMB)
Fri 11 Sep 2015 19:30
Sat 12 Sep 2015 19:30
 Sat 12 Sep 2015 14:30 200 
Last Friday part of the SMHAFF team went to Platform to attend the premiere of Tiger, Barrowland Ballet’s new dance piece, co-created by writer Robert Alan Evans and choregrapher Natasha Gilmour. The amazing performance left us with big smiles on our faces and, for some of us, a few tears in our eyes. But these were happy tears.

Tiger is an incredibly moving piece about a dysfunctional family whose three members, Mom, Dad and their daughter Poppy, have become unable to interact and love each other. Mom spends her day cleaning obsessively, while Dad is buried in his work. Both are too wrapped up in their own worlds to notice that their daughter is lonely and unhappy.

The set is a cage-like metal structure with walls made of string designs, and buckets hanging from the ceilings and corners. The audience is sitting on all four sides of the set, which makes Tiger a very intimate experience. It felt like we were part of the show.

Enters the tiger. Loud roars invade the room, which only Poppy (and the audience) can hear at first. And suddenly the stage becomes wild, bursting with life, colours, lively music as the tiger playfully dances around in the cage and in the audience, bringing life everywhere he goes. Mesmerizing. After a moment of anxiety and fear, the family starts lightening up, rediscovering how to love and play with each other again. The performance ends with a room filled with love and laughter; the tiger’s job is done. Visually stunning and innovative, Tiger is definitely a must see.

“Tiger and Tiger Tale is a magical dramatization and a modern metaphor for the dual nature of human beings. Go wild and catch it somewhere!”***** EDINBURGH GUIDE
 “Kim Moore’s live sound and music gives the Tiger a vocal presence while enhancing the big emotional engagement of both pieces” The Stage
 Tiger Tale, seen through the child’s eyes, finds Adamson in impressively expressive form” —THE STAGE
“thanks to Gilmore’s choreography, Moore’s music and Fred Pommerehn’sset( those buckets are full of surprises) the work is entertaining throughout” The Scotsman
「感谢吉尔莫(导演)的舞蹈编排﹑摩尔(作曲)的音乐和弗雷德 (布景﹑灯光师)的布景(那些水桶真是太令人惊奇了),整个作品充满了趣味。」
“Strong performances by all three dancers ensure audience engagement, as we watch this troubled family metamorphose into fun-loving frolickers” ****THE SCOTSMAN

 “ONE story, but in two cleverly age-appropriate versions, is the inspired concept behind Tiger/Tiger Tale, the latest spirited escapade from Barrowland Ballet”

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